A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
OCTOBER 2008: Glass rainbow
The District of Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro is especially known for its beautiful beaches. Many Brazilian and foreign tourists cherish fond memories of the wide beaches, colorful sunsets and lively night life. On Sundays, Ipanema host another tourist attraction: the Feira Hippie de Ipanema, which is held in the square next to the metro station: Praça General Osório. This open-air market – according to the site, the largest in the world regarding arts and crafts – started in 1968, when hippies and backpackers gathered to sell their creations, spread on large sheets. Nowadays, the merchandise is found in numerous stalls, in a huge variety of art and decorative objects. Including this interesting glassware, with the colors of the rainbow.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2008, 2016